Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Your Child’s Medicine At a Glance

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is an antibiotic medication. It is commonly given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections targeting the ear, eyes, nose, throat, lungs, skin, and gastrointestinal tract.

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup works by inhibiting the growth of the infection-causing bacteria and stopping it from multiplying. As a result of this, the spread of the infection is disabled. Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is usually given once a day, preferably in the morning. Give it with or without food at about the same time each day. However, it is best given with food since children often have a sensitive stomach and could easily get a stomach upset.

Medicine dose depends on the type of infection your child has, its severity, and your child’s age and body weight. So stick to the dose, time, and way prescribed by the doctor. In case your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again.

Your child may start to feel better within 2 days of regular dosing. However, you must still complete the full prescribed course of the medicine and never stop it abruptly as that may worsen your child’s condition or increase the risk of reinfection. Some of the minor and temporary side effects of this medicine include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and stomach pain. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or become bothersome for your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Inform your child’s doctor about any previous episode of any allergy, heart problem, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. Knowing the child’s medical history is critical for dose alterations and for planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup in Children

Benefits of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup for your child

In Treatment of Bacterial infections

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is an antibiotic medicine given to children for the treatment of a wide range of bacterial infections. It stops the growth of the bacteria causing the infection and clears the infection. Give it to your child for as long as prescribed by the doctor and avoid skipping doses. This will make sure that all bacteria are killed and they do not become resistant.

Side effects of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup in Children

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Lazithro

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How can I give Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup to my child?

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Lazithro Syrup works

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is an antibiotic. It works by interfering with the synthesis of essential proteins required by bacteria to perform important functions. By doing so, it stops the infection-causing bacteria from growing further and prevents the infection from spreading.

Safety Advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is usually considered safe to use in children with mild to moderate kidney impairment. Dose modifications are generally not required in children with kidney problems.
Liver
CAUTION
Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, discontinue Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup immediately if signs or symptoms of hepatitis like vomiting, paleness, and weakness are observed.

What if I forget to give Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, you can give the missed dose as soon as you remember, but at least 12 hours before the next dose is due.

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Quick Tips

  • Your child must complete the entire course of this medicine. Stopping too soon may cause the bacteria to multiply again, become resistant, or cause another infection.
  • Give Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • Encourage your child to drink plenty of water in case diarrhea develops as a side effect.
  • Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup will not be effective for viral infections. However, the doctor may prescribe this medicine in case of a secondary bacterial infection. So make sure to speak to your child’s doctor first.
  • Only give Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup to your child for their current infection. Never save medicine for future illnesses.
  • Stop the medicine and contact the doctor immediately if your child develops an itchy rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties soon after the intake.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Macrolides
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
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Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What if I give too much of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup by mistake?

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup is unlikely to cause any harm if an extra dose is given by mistake. However, if you think you have given too much of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup to your child, immediately speak to a doctor. Overdose may cause unwanted side effects and may even worsen your child’s condition.

Q. Are there any possible serious side effects of Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup?

Some serious side effects of this medicine include persistent vomiting, kidney damage, allergy, diarrhea, and severe gastrointestinal infections. Always consult your child’s doctor for help in such a situation.

Q. What other medicines should not be given along with Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup?

Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup should not be taken with some medicines. Tell the doctor about all other medicines that your child is taking. Leave a gap of at least 2 hours between giving this medicine and medicines for indigestion (antacids). Also, avoid combining Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup with cetirizine or hydroxychloroquine that are usually given as COVID-19 prophylaxis.

Q. Can I vaccinate my child while he is taking Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup?

It is advised to inform your child’s doctor if your child is taking Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup at the time of vaccinations like BCG, cholera, and typhoid as it can neutralize the effect of these vaccines.

Q. Which all lab tests should my child undergo while taking Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup on a long term basis?

The doctor may prescribe getting kidney function tests and liver function tests periodically to keep a check on your child’s condition.

Q. My child is having a sore throat and ear infection. Can I give antibiotics?

No. More than 80% of sore throats and ear infections are caused by a virus, and antibiotics are not given for viral infections. If your child has a sore throat, runny nose, cough, pain, or discharge from the ear, it is most likely because of a virus. Consult your child’s doctor to seek guidance.

Q. Can Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup impact my child’s digestion?

Children often have a sensitive stomach and develop a stomach upset while taking medicines. When antibiotics are given, the good bacteria in their gastrointestinal tract may too get affected. Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup may kill off good bacteria along with the bad ones, increasing your child’s risk of developing other infections. So, in case your child is having diarrhea while on Lazithro 100mg/5ml Syrup, do not stop the medicine course. Instead, call your child’s doctor to ask the next steps. In some cases, the doctor may alter the dose.

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4, 5, 6, Om Sai Karan Palace, Eksar Road, Borivali (West), Mumbai - 400 091.
Country of Origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2021

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